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International Student Recruitment and Retention

We believe that international students bring both tremendous talent and a global perspective to our campus community. The VU-EDGE Office is not currently staffed to provide services to prospective international graduate students, so we encourage you to contact our Office of International Student and Scholar Services with questions about admission, testing, orientation, and immigration issues. If you have general questions about living in a diverse environment as a graduate student at Vanderbilt, please feel free to contact the VU-EDGE office with questions as well.

Vanderbilt’s International Student & Scholar Services fosters the education and development of non-domestic students and scholars to enable them to achieve their academic and professional goals and objectives. Sharif Barsoum and his staff provide advice, counseling, and advocacy regarding immigration, cross-cultural, and personal matters. They also support an environment conducive to international education and intercultural awareness via educational, social, and cross cultural programs. For more information, you can check out their website  or contact them through the following means: 

VU International Student and Scholar Services Office
Director, Sharif Barsoum
Student Life Center
310 25th Avenue South, Suite 103, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
615-322-2753
isss@vanderbilt.edu

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